Aardman

Dinosaurs Dance to an Underwear Song in the Happiest Ad Ever About Child Abuse

The Aardman studio, known best for creating Wallace & Gromit, made the rollicking cinema commercial below for the NSPCC's anti-sexual abuse "Pants" campaign in the U.K. The ad is a four-minute music video for a song, produced by Adelphoi Music and voiced by X Factor's Peter Dickson, urging children to speak up if someone tries to touch them inappropriately.

Aardman Animates Interviews With the Elderly in Funny, Charming PSA About Loneliness

Nick Park's animated stop-motion short Creature Comforts was one of Aardman Animations' greatest triumphs, winning an Oscar in 1990 for its hilarious clay animals talking about being in a zoo—using audio of real interviews with British people talking about the same subject. Now, Aardman has done a PSA in a similar style for a U.K. group called Bristol Ageing Better—to illustrate the elderly's experiences of social isolation and what they can do to be less lonely. The animation is much simpler, but it's got the same kind of charm.

Aardman Crafts Haunting Trailer for Tom Stoppard’s Pink Floyd Radio Play

IDEA: Aardman Animations is best known for the Plasticine cheeriness of Wallace and Gromit. But the British animation house turns to grimmer subject matter with a disturbing yet utterly rich and beautiful trailer for Darkside, a psychedelic BBC radio play by Tom Stoppard marking the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd's album The Dark Side of the Moon.

Ad of the Day: VisitEngland

Everyone's favorite British Claymation characters are famously fond of taking trips to far-flung places.

Wallace and Gromit Spread Holiday Cheer Through Google+ Hangouts

Wallace and Gromit are back, and pitching Google+ Hangouts, the group video chat client that allows people to spend quality virtual time with one another, in this fun 60-second spot from Adam & Eve DDB, rehabstudio and Aardman Studios. While I'm surprised, and a little disappointed, by the lack of cheese in this ad, the sheep cameo more than makes up for it.

Nokia’s Giant Stop-Motion Ad Smaller Than Sum of Its Parts

Stop-motion morning on AdFreak continues with Nokia.

Wallace & Gromit fired up for the World Cup

We've seen lots of soccer commercials lately, and will see plenty more in the coming weeks, with the World Cup kicking off June 11 in South Africa. Here's a new […]

Wallace & Gromit push energy conservation

Wallace and Gromit are back on TV in the U.K., only now their poorly conceived inventions serve a higher purpose: encouraging people to reduce their electricity usage. Utility npower is […]

Aardman animates series of quirky E.D. ads

Finally, some halfway-decent erectile-dysfunction advertising. Over in the U.K., Levitra marketer Bayer Schering Pharma has unveiled nine animated shorts from Aardman Animations (and Prospero London) that tell the tale of […]

See the darker side of Aardman Animations

If you thought Aardman Animations was only good at cute and cuddly, this new YouTube channel from the British animators behind Wallace & Gromit shows that its dark side can […]